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Secure Web SmartFilter EDU

When it comes to real quality, you can count on Secure Web SmartFilter EDU (formerly Bess) - the most trusted Web filtering solution for schools. Secure Web SmartFilter EDU helps you protect your students from inappropriate Web content while maintaining access to the Internet resources they really need.

Easy to use and CIPA compliant, Secure Web SmartFilter EDU offers Safe Search enforcement, education-specific categories and a variety of implementation options to choose from. SmartFilter EDU is your best choice.

And if you’re looking for real value, Secure Web SmartFilter EDU delivers great education pricing, no extra cost for 24 x 7 support, and no premium category charges.

Discover why SmartFilter EDU is the premier choice of schools across the country:

  • Powerful enough for the largest networks
  • Tightly integrated filtering solutions
  • Reputation-based filtering + category-based filtering = best protection available
  • Best database in the industry
  • The features and functionality you need
  • Enhanced security
  • All-in-one great education pricing
  • Helps comply with CIPA requirements

Powerful enough for the largest networks

From small schools to entire districts and education consortiums, Web filtering from Secure Computing helps protect more students and library users online than any other filter.

Tightly integrated filtering solutions

Secure Web SmartFilter EDU is powerful server software that integrates into your network and works with major firewalls, routers, proxies and caching devices. With 30+ implementation options to choose from, you’re sure to find the right solution for your network.

Reputation-based filtering + category-based filtering = best protection available

Secure Web SmartFilter EDU delivers the best protection available with the powerful combination of the award-winning SmartFilter Internet Database and reputation-based filtering powered by TrustedSource.

Best database in the industry

More than a feather in our cap, the best database means you get the most effective filtering available — reducing requests for help from your staff and eliminating access to offensive and dangerous content.

The features and functionality you need

With education-specific categories and features such as Safe Search Enforcement and Authorized Override, Secure Web SmartFilter EDU provides Web filtering that is tailor-made for schools and libraries.

Enhanced security

Secure Web SmartFilter EDU addresses the newest security threats with a powerful combination of the award-winning SmartFilter Internet Database and reputation-based filtering powered by TrustedSource.

All-in-one, great education pricing

Unlike other filtering solutions, Secure Web SmartFilter EDU includes every available feature, every category, and 24 x 7 live-answer support for one low price.

Helps comply with CIPA requirements

Our customers use Secure Web SmartFilter EDU to achieve their CIPA-compliance goals. You can, too. Secure Web SmartFilter EDU effectively blocks obscenity and material that's harmful to minors, and therefore is an excellent solution to help organizations comply with U.S. CIPA guidelines. CIPA and the FCC have left it up to schools and libraries to "map" CIPA requirements to the categories of filtering vendors. Secure Computing® recommends that each school and library understand all categories available and apply a policy that best suits their school or community needs. Many of Secure Computing's customers create successful policies that rely on categories such as: Nudity, Pornography, Sexual Materials, and Extreme.

Secure Web SmartFilter EDU also offers an Exempt feature that many schools and libraries find useful when building policy for students of differing ages and needs. This feature lets users view sites that fit into a particular Exempted category, regardless of other categories they may be in that are set to Block. For example, you may want to block nudity but allow it when it is related to health or education.